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Insulating Blinds To Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

If you’re looking to keep your home warm this winter without resorting to blasting the AC 24/7, finding the right window treatment can save you a significant amount on your energy bill. This is because up to 40% of air leakage can occur throw window areas, as doors and windows are the most vulnerable points in the house. In today’s article, we look at insulating blinds to help keep your home warm without breaking the bank.

Top Insulating Blinds


What Are the Best Insulating Blinds?

Blockout Roller Blinds

Simple and elegant, roller blinds are a tried and tested favourite for many Australian households. Though most blinds offer some degree of insulation, blockout roller blinds are made with a thicker fabric, which vastly thickens the barrier between the inside and outside.

Blockout Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are one of the best insulating blinds, as they come in various colours, patterns and styles. This versatility means roman blinds can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. For an extra insulative effect, homeowners can opt for blockout roman blinds, which come with thicker fabric to trap the heat.

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Insulated Window Coverings


PVC and aluminium shutters provide the best thermal insulation as the materials are built to mobilise UV rays. PVC shutters are especially good at trapping heat and can even be made to mimic the look of timber. These insulated window coverings help regulate the temperature in your room, reducing the need to use air heating systems.

Custom Made Curtains

Curtains made with thick material offer optimum insulation, especially if installed close to the window. Whereas conventional curtains may reduce heat loss by up to 10%, thicker drapes can trap in heat by up to 25%. During winter, it’s recommended you keep drapes closed during the night, to stop heat from escaping through the windows. For additional insulation, consider heading headboxes and side channels to create a tighter air space.


Insulating Blinds for Large Areas

Panel Glide Blinds

Blockout panel glide blinds aren’t just good for trapping in the heat, but they’re also a perfect choice for movie rooms. This is because the thick fabric effectively blocks out light, noise, and heat from escaping, which is important if you have a large window or sliding door area.

Vertical Blinds

Blockout vertical blinds can effectively create a seal on the window to prevent cold air from circulating through the room. For more of an insulation effect, consider pairing vertical blinds with a pair of blockout drapes.


What About Blocking Heat?


Awnings act as the first defense for your home, blocking heat from entering through windows by up to 70%. This makes them the most effective window treatment for blocking heat, and also has the added benefit of stopping sunlight from fading your hardwood floors or furniture. If you purchase retractable awnings, you can simply pull them back come wintertime, to help heat enter your home.

Get in Touch to Order Your Insulated Window Blinds Today!

If you’re looking for insulated window blinds, shutters, or curtains for your home, be sure to browse our range of insulated window blinds online or call Blindo on 1300 884 749 to chat with a windows blinds specialist today. Or you can contact us by emailing [email protected] or via our online form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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